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Bronx Bombers: A New American Play

Illustration By: Mark Ulriksen

That’s right. The New York Yankees have hit the Broadway stage. The show comes from the same creators of Broadway’s “Lombardi.” The story centers around Yogi Berra and his wife Carmen, as they take you through the New York Yankees storied history. Legendary players such as Ruth, Mantle, DiMaggio, Gehrig, and Jeter are portrayed on the stage. I’d bet this would be a real treat for any Yankees fan to attend, both young and old.

**If you’re interested in attending a show, visit: BronxBombersPlay.com or call: 212-239-6200 / 800-432-7250. Box Office Information: Hours: Mon: 10 – 6, Tues – Sat: 10 – 8, Circle in the Square Theatre, West 50th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue.**

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A fan captures some terrific Super 8 footage of the scene in New York City following the 1996 World Series ticker-tape parade:


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The Downtown Alliance started placing black granite markers on Broadway back in 2003, commemorating all of the ticker-tape parades that have gone down the Canyon of Heroes dating back to 1886. Bella Foxx has provided us with some photos of the markers dedicated to the Yankees, dating back to 1996. I’ve never personally noticed or heard about these markers before the 2009 marker was put down just a few weeks ago. I’ll have to check it out one day.

and there’s rome for more…how about #28?


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From the Yankees Official Website:

On Tuesday (June 15th), Girardi joined the Alliance for Downtown New York in unveiling a granite sidewalk marker in the Canyon of Heroes commemorating the ticker-tape parade held in November after the team’s 27th championship.

“There are almost no words to describe the energy and excitement that was in the air on that special day we all shared last November up the Canyon of Heroes,” Girardi said in a release. “We are so grateful that each and every member of our team was able to share that feeling with our fans and the great people of the City of New York.”

Girardi joined Elizabeth H. Berger, president of the alliance, and members of the Downtown Little League Yankees at the ceremony to add the latest ticker-tape strip on Broadway.

The Downtown Alliance started its series of black granite strips in 2003 to commemorate parades for all ticker-tape honorees, not just sports championships. Soldiers, heads of state, politicians, journalists and athletes alike are all honored on one of New York’s most famous streets.

“The iconic corridor of lower Broadway has provided a dramatic setting for 204 parades, and we’re thrilled to count the 2009 world champion Yankees among the heroes who have been showered with ticker tape and confetti,” Berger said. “This marker will remind New Yorkers for generations to come of the Yankees’ magical run in 2009 — their first world championship in the new Yankee Stadium.”

The commemorative strips are part of the Downtown Alliance’s Streetscape Program, which aims to give the streets a more modern look and feel.


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Just in case you didn’t know, Suzyn Waldman spent 15 years on and off Broadway before becoming a radio broadcaster for WCBS 880, and even starred (as Aldonza) opposite Richard Kiley in a 1979 revival of “Man of La Mancha” for two years. She’s also performed the National Anthem at many Yankees and Knicks home games over the years. 

“I was very, very good,” she says. “I just wasn’t an original, you know? People would say I had the heart of Judy Garland and I belted like Streisand and I had the range of Barbara Cook. But these people already exist.” 

Waldman was voted the worst commentator in New York by the fans in a Newsday poll a few years ago. Back in 2007, she signed a contract extension to continue broadcasting Yankees games on the radio through at least 2011. So, you’ll have to at least listen to her for at least one more season. I know some of the things she says or does on the air might irritate you, but I don’t really have a problem with what she does. I find it funny though, because people make fun of her voice and all, meanwhile she was performing on Broadway with that same voice. (more…)

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